October 16th, 2017

The utility of bioenergetics modelling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators

The utility of bioenergetics modelling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators

Published on 11. October 2017 The utility of bioenergetics modelling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators: Ecological and fisheries implications A. Barnett, M. Braccini, C. L. Dudgeon, N. L. Payne, K. G. Abrantes, M. Sheaves, E. P. Snelling ABSTRACT: Predators play a crucial role in the structure and function of ecosystems. However, the

A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products

A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products

Published on 11. October 2017 A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products in the global trade Diego CardeƱosa, Andrew Fields, Debra Abercrombie, Kevin Feldheim, Stanley K. H. Shea, Demian D. Chapman ABSTRACT: Protecting sharks from overexploitation has become global priority after widespread population declines have occurred. Tracking catches and trade on a

Cephalopod prey of two demersal sharks caught in the Aegean Sea

Cephalopod prey of two demersal sharks caught in the Aegean Sea

Published on 03 October 2017 Cephalopod prey of two demersal sharks caught in the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean) Vasiliki Kousteni, Paraskevi K. Karachle, Persefoni Megalofonou, Evgenia Lefkaditou ABSTRACT: This study concerns the cephalopod species that are part of the diet of the small-spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula and the longnose spurdog Squalus blainville sampled by commercial

Reciprocal Intraguild Predation between Alligator mississippiensis and Elasmobranchii

Reciprocal Intraguild Predation between Alligator mississippiensis and Elasmobranchii

Published in September 2017 Reciprocal Intraguild Predation between Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator) and Elasmobranchii in the Southeastern United States James C. Nifong and Russell H. Lowers ABSTRACT: The food habits and predatory interactions of Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator) have been thoroughly studied within populations inhabiting inland freshwater ecosystems; however, it is increasingly evident that coastal